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Yay for a new passion and challenge: Write into life

Well, that didn’t take long. Two weeks after ending my 10-year involvement with Contented.com I had a pretty clear idea of my next project. To announce it here is ridiculously premature, but too bad: I have begun to create video courses for Udemy.com under the umbrella name of Write Into Life. This idea has been lurking […]

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When youth challenges age in the playground, competition is fierce

Thank goodness for Ruby (not her real name), my almost-teenage granddaughter.  When she visits on Mondays after school, she often takes me to the local playground and sets challenges. This spurs me on, and  I might even secretly practise on Saturday mornings when I take 3-year-old grandson Finn (not his real name) to the very same […]

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Jo-joy of dancing: how to dance better

This week, I discovered something wonderful: the simple act of smiling can make a difficult learning task easy and fun. The Crows Feet Dance Collective is at that scary moment, ten days before the first performance of a new show. Our sub-group is a wee bit fraught as we struggle to clean up technique on two new dances, both […]

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Retiring from the day job: Contented no more

It’s official. I’ve retired from my day job. While my friends barely blink at the news, the change in my life is massive. Fact: on 31 March 2016 I ‘retired’ as Director and half-owner of a wonderful little online business, Contented Enterprises Limited. Retirement is not headline news Most of my friends raise a puzzled eyebrow […]

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How young people perceive the old

What age do millennials consider old? 40s? 50s, at a pinch? (What? Whattt??? But it was ever thus.) AARP knows that one video is worth 1,000 words. In this ageism-buster, see their stereotypes blown away. A millennial is matched with an “old” person. Each one teaches their partner something they are good at. The younger people add 40 […]

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